Parking in Greeley

The City of Greeley Parking Services is committed to managing parking to provide safety and convenience for all users. 

Improvements Coming April 1, 2019

Parking improvements including new technology and programs will be rolled out April 1, 2019.

The City is consolidating parking management into a new division called Parking Services. To improve management efficiency, parking services will begin using license plate recognition software.

Changes to parking management will primarily be focused downtown. Downtown Greeley offers more than 2,000 free two-hour parking spots to all downtown visitors — and all downtown parking becomes free with no time limit after 5 p.m., and on weekends and city holidays. All those free parking options are going to stay in place. Changes will include:

  • Adding a pay-to-stay option so visitors can choose to leave their car in place longer if they wish.
  • Creating programs that encourage more parking availability in high-demand and centrally-located downtown areas.

More details to come soon! For now, direct any questions to or by phone at 970-350-9751.

How We Enforce

grpd-license-plate-recognition-05-resizeParking is enforced using license plate recognition software. The software is paired with license plate readers that are attached to the City's parking services vehicles.
If the same license plate is detected in an area for over two hours without payment or in a permit area without a permit, the system will issue a ticket. 

Parking Tickets

Payment options

Pay Online

Additional Payment Options

  • In person: Municipal Court office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Mail payment and citation(s) to: 
    Greeley Municipal Court
    1001 11th Avenue
    Greeley, CO 80631

Fines are due within 30 calendar days from the date of the violation. After 30 days, fine amounts are increased. After 45 days, tickets are turned over to a professional collection agency and a collection fee is added. You may receive a delinquency notice regarding your parking ticket.

Appealing a parking ticket

You have the right to appeal your parking ticket within 30 days of the violation date. If you decide to appeal your parking ticket, please use our online form or go the Greeley Municipal Court to file your appeal in person. You will receive a response from the City Attorney's office followed by an Order from the Court of the outcome of the appeal. During the appeal process, your ticket will be held in abeyance (state of suspension, frozen) until there is a ruling on the appeal. Please note that court staff cannot negotiate parking tickets.

Parking Appeals

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking FAQs

How do I get a parking permit?
How do I pay a parking ticket?
How do I appeal a parking ticket?
How does the Passport app work?
What if I have multiple vehicles?
What is license plate recognition?

Notices and Immobilization 

If payment is not received within 30 days of a citation a letter is sent to the registered vehicle owner notifying them of the amount due. Immobilization may occur after 60 days of nonpayment regardless of whether the vehicle is parked legally at the time. A $50 immobilization fee will be applied to the outstanding permit fines. 

If a vehicle has been added to the City scofflaw list, it will be immobilized if the vehicle license plate is scanned. An immobilization device is placed on the vehicle until the full amount owed is paid. If arrangements to remove the device are not made within 72 hours, the car may be impounded and the vehicle owner will be responsible for towing and storage fees in addition to the unpaid citation and immobilization fee. 

Tampering with an immobilization device is a misdemeanor offense. 

Abandoned Vehicles

A vehicle can remain in the public right of way for 72 hours without moving. If the vehicle has not visibly moved for 72 hours it will be issued a ticket with a notice to move within the next 72 hours. After 72 hours from the notice the vehicle will be considered abandoned and towed at the owners expense.


If a vehicle is immobilized and no payment is received within 72 hours, the vehicle will be considered abandoned and will be towed.

Inoperable Vehicle

If a vehicle is visibly inoperable (due to collision, flat tire, etc.) a ticket will be issued with a notice to remove the vehicle from the public right of way with 72 hours. If the vehicle is not removed within 72 hours the vehicle will be considered abandoned and towed.

Missing or Expired Plates

A vehicle with missing or expired plates will be issued a ticket with a notice to move within 72 hours. After 72 hours the vehicle will be towed.

City of Greeley Parking Services